Though the initial unrest was sparked by Duggan's shooting, some blamed unemployment, insensitive policing and opportunistic looting for the worst violence the city has seen in years. Police and politicians insisted the disorder was the work of a criminal minority and not a sign of social tensions or security lapses ahead of the 2012 Games. Daily RecordIt would seem that those living where everything escalated feel it is outright greed through criminal actions that caused the escalation of the riot after a man, father of four, was shot in Northern London, a place called Tottenham.
I can certainly appreciate hard feelings from people who have little to nothing being treated abominably by the police (look at Rodney Whosit in Los Angeles), but the perpetrators are young people who have been helping themselves to new shoes, clothing and electronics. It seems to me that Glenn Beck said something about this, in fact warned about it, a few months ago.
Paul warned about it, too, to Timothy. I love how the Message words it.
2Ti 3:2 As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse,
2Ti 3:3 dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical,
2Ti 3:4 treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God.
Treacherous people allergic to God, and to His ways I might add...